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Data Management Plan: Overview

This guide introduces what a research data management plan (DMP) is, its content, the rationale of writing a DMP, and resources on DMP.


This guide introduces what a data management plan (DMP) is, its content, the rationale of writing DMPs, resources on DMPs, and the steps on creating DMPs with DMPTool.


Data Management Plan

(Source: "Research in 3 Minutes: Data Management Plans," Office of Scholarly Communication, University of Cambridge (2019),

A Data Management Plan (DMP) is a written document that outlines how research data are managed throughout the research life cycle. It is usually prepared at the proposal stage by the principal investigator and the research team and forms a part of the research proposal. Some funding agencies now require a DMP to be summitted along with research proposals. 

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